Jamie Scott: Workshop / Dancer from the Dance
- Mon 5 Jul 2021
- 16:00 - 17:00
- Online: Via Zoom
- €10 DI Members / €15 Non-members
- Professional / Advanced
- Jamie Scott
Dancing through form, Following instinct.
Throughout Jamie's time with the Trisha Brown Dance Company, she had been continually intrigued by the often used Trisha directive, “do it and get off it.”
Drawing from her experience teaching and dancing Ms. Brown’s work, this workshop will touch some of the principles Jamie relied on to marry form, effort and instinct in her dancing self.
How does the body leave a clear visual imprint without lingering beyond the instant? How can we think and move in multidirectional ways and maintain awareness throughout?
Jamie Scott works as a freelance dancer, teacher and stager in New York City. She began her New York dance career as a member of the Cunningham Repertory Understudy group from 2007-2009, then joined the Merce Cunningham Dance Company until its closure in 2011. In 2012 Jamie was hired to join the Trisha Brown Dance Company and continues to be an active performer, teacher and stager for the company. She has also worked with Daniel Gwirtzman, Kimberly Bartosik, Bill Young, and Liz Gerring. She has taught at Barnard College, University of North Carolina School of the Arts, SUNY Purchase, NYU, the CND Paris, CNDC Angers and leads workshops in the New York area (and remotely!) for the Merce Cunningham Trust and the Trisha Brown Dance Company. In addition, Jamie is a licensed stager for the Merce Cunningham Trust, most recently co-staging Merce’s Scenario on the Lyon Opera Ballet in fall 2019. She is the recipient of a 2014 Princess Grace Award.
Image: above by Stephanie Berger; left by Stuart Shugg
Dancer from the Dance
This class forms part of Irish Modern Dance Theatre's Dancer From The Dance: Festival of Irish Choreography
Curated by revered Irish choreographer John Scott, the festival crosses many national borders, practices, ethnicities and generations. This 3rd edition connects live performance with the incredibly visual artform of dance films and live-streaming, and honours the diversity of Irish choreography from the four corners of the world. The Festival will celebrate live dance, dance films and new works in progress, as well as traditional Irish Céilí dancing.
Dancer From The Dance draws national and international attention to Irish choreographers north and south of the border and from the greater Irish diaspora. Following huge critical success in New York and at home in Dublin in 2019, and last year in 2020, the festival in 2021 aims to celebrate age, gender and the ethnic diversity of Irish dance artists.
DANCER FROM THE DANCE 2021: In collaboration with Dance Ireland, Project Arts Centre, Dance Limerick, Irish Arts Center (New York), Smock Alley Theatre, OntheBoards & Centre Culturel Irlandais
Funders: The Arts Council of Ireland and Dublin City Council.